My son is stuck on this and I can't help him. Can anyone help us?
Order these fractions. First convert them to equivalent fractions and then draw a number line and put the fractions on it.
a) 5/6, 2/3, 1/2 b) 3/4, 2/5, 6/10
c) 3/4, 2/8 ,3/16 d) 2/9, 1/6 ,1/3
I was bottom for my maths and he is in the top group but he has no idea either!
Hi ITBarbie, I can sympathise with you because I'm not much cop either at school maths however, my daughter and I have just been looking at these. For question a). first look at the bottom numbers (demoninators) which are 6, 3 and 2. Decide which number they all go in to ie. 6, then you can convert the fractions. 6 goes into 6 = 1 so you leave the top number as 5. 2/3 = 3 goes into 6 twice so you times the 2 x 2. 1/2 = 2 goes into 6 three times so you times the 1 x 3. You then have all three fractions with the same bottom number (6). It is then easy to order and put on the timeline.
I know that I understand what I mean - I only hope you understand the garbled explanation and I'm sure you now agree that I'm not much cop either!